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The war that didn't end war

Only marked the end of British Imperialism although it took a long time before we realised it and we still haven't come to terms with the idea that we are no longer a major world power. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/figgis-minor/15173475530/

 

 

The war that didn't end war

Only marked the end of British Imperialism although it took a long time before we realised it and we still haven't come to terms with the idea that we are no longer a major world power. 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/figgis-minor/15173475530/

 

 

comments (16)

Our November 11th Remembrance Day tribute is at 11:00 a.m. that includes the sounding of the Last Post two minutes of silence followed by Revelry...

Lest we forget.

....peter
Bill Phillips: There will be a two minutes silence here at 11am
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2014, 06:38
The armistice wasn't an honorable one, which sowed the seeds for act two..
Bill Phillips: I fear the seeds are being sown for another great conflict with what is happening in the middle east
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Nov 2014, 07:00
"...and hostilities are to cease on all fronts at 11 am today" - I can imagine the relief these words did bring to the human beings in Britain, in .... despite all the loss .... oh, I wish we could hear these words today, too, in Syria, Iraque, Ukraine ... It is a very fine and honourable habit to remember the deads of the wars today in many countries - our Remembrance Day is on Sunday, 16th November. Why not on the same day?
Bill Phillips: I agree with you wholeheartedly Philine. I think it is time we realised that there are no winners in war only casualties. The greatest tribute we could pay to the courageous dead is to stop repeating the stupidity of war.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Nov 2014, 07:27
Hoorah for the triumphant Brits.
Bill Phillips: I can only feel sorrow
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Nov 2014, 07:28
Time to return home to the usual broken promises.
Bill Phillips: A home fit for heroes
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Nov 2014, 08:28
I can imagine how many people rushed out to buy this issue, Bill
Bill Phillips: Indeed but can you imagine their emotions? How must it have felt?
More trouble coming I think, just when and how bad.
Bill Phillips: All the ingredients are there Michael. The rich getting richer the rest getting poorer, high unemployment, instability in the Middle East (the new Balkans?) Crumbling Empires...Russia and America. Greed and fear is everywhere.
Amazing that the newspaper still exists without having fallen apart.
Bill Phillips: I imagine quite a few people kept such an historic newspaper Mary. But it is remarkably well preserved
This must have been a moving day for millions of people Bill! Fine tribute.
Bill Phillips: It must indeed Richard. If only we could learn the lessons
It still is a moving day, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Pauline I just wish we would learn from it
  • Alan
  • Merry England
  • 11 Nov 2014, 13:16
The papers were really the only means of communication; even radio was not widely available to all. The League of Nations was intended to prevent wars of that scale but others had different ideas.We will never stamp at fanatacism. Let's remember those affected.
Bill Phillips: The League of Nations never really stood a chance when The USA decided not to join. Unless I cling to the idea that one day we will stop slaughtering each other there doesn't seem much point to anything
In today's newspaper it quotes the official number of British and Commonwealth forces killed in action in WWI as 888,246. Since then, and including WWII, a further 596,852 have been killed.
Bill Phillips: The numbers are almost beyond comprehension, but if you look at the totals then even these numbers pale into almost insignificance. You might find this link interesting Brian.
http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/resources/casdeath_pop.html
Like Philine, I too wish we could see the end of so many conflicts in the world. What a shame the Great War did not end in a lasting peace. I fear mankind is prone to constantly warring with one another. But, we can hope for the future!!
Bill Phillips: We have to hope Suzanne, We have to hope that the next generation will learn from ours and previous mistakes.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Nov 2014, 19:29
We have been relatively lucky in our lifetime - if that is the reward of being a bit player in world politics long may it continue.

Fine apposite photo.
Bill Phillips: We have Mike. But we have still had leaders who live with the delusion, Eden, Thatcher and Blair to name but three
The saddest thing I think is how many died on the last day of the war - to have survived the four years and then...
Bill Phillips: Yes they kept up the slaughter right until the end
Excellent remembrance, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I found this whole display both interesting and moving E

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